eSCRAMBLER Prototype by Switch Motorcycles


Matthew Waddick, founder of Switch Motorcycles, and designer Michel Riis, an ex-Yamaha Advanced Labs industrial designer and former Danish Flat Track racing champion, worked together on the design of the eSCRAMBLER.


A prototype of the bike has recently been revealed and it’s quite impressive.

This efficient motorcycle has been developed over the course of two years and features a mid-sized design which have a powerful mid-mounted motor.

The eSCRAMBLER features a Gates carbon fibre belt drive wrapped around a huge sprocket on the rear wheel and is powered by a 67 horsepower (50 kW) electric motor, that produces a top speed of 93 mph (150 km/h). It can go 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in an impressive 3.2 seconds and has a real-world battery range of 93 miles (150 km).

The battery cells come from Panasonic, and a specially made Mopibus controller. Mopibus and Bosch are developing the ABS system.

The 12V electronics are neatly housed within the false fuel tank and under the leather padded seat. Heat is pulled out through the back by the under-seat cooling tray, and there are cooling fins on the outside of the battery housing too.

The electric motorcycle is constructed around a double cradle-style tube frame, has a kicked-up and hooped scrambler-style subframe, tracker bars, a sculpted faux-tank, anodized aluminum battery housing, WP suspension front and back, 18-inch spoked rims shod with knobby tires, and LED lighting throughout.

The eSCRAMBLER comes equipped with GPS tracking, a digital display screen with three-speed modes, regenerative braking, USB phone charging, and cruise control. The team has also tested a Live Wi-Fi monitoring system that enables for viewing live stats and adjustments in real-time from across the world.

The eScrambler is still a pre-production prototype for now, but its next step will be European homologation, with the first road legal models available from 2022.

Source: Switch Motorcycles